I always thought that GR wanted to put some distance between the TOS era and his TNG era in order to have more creative control. That being said, instead of the TNG era taking place some 76 years after Kirk's historic 5-year mission, what if TNG took place right after Kirk and crew completed their last mission aboard the Enterprise-A, and then Picard and his crew picked things up on the Enterprise-B as "the next generation" of Starfleet officers in a post-Khitomer Accords era? Would we still have the same sort of stories being told? Would the crew dynamic be even the same? Maybe, instead of a Worf joining Starfleet, we have a "Colonel Worf" assigned to the Enterprise-B as the official Klingon liaison/attache, as a new era of exploration occurs. You know, peaceful cooperation? I do wonder how the movie GEN would turn out, if Picard and Kirk were more like contemporaries, being closer in age within the context of the lore. Thoughts?